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Learn how to install, configure, and operate the Vyatta Network Operating System (Vyatta NOS) and Orchestrator, which help drive our virtual networking and physical platforms portfolio.

Command editing

An overview off command editing, the related keystrokes and other details.

The vRouter shell supports Emacs-style command editing.

Command-line editing keystrokes shows the most important editing keystrokes.

Table 1. Command-line editing keystrokes
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<Left Arrow>


Move backward in the command line.

<Right Arrow>


Move forward in the command line.


Move to the beginning of the command line.


Move to the end of the command line.


Delete the character directly under the cursor.


Toggle (swap) the character under the cursor with the character immediately preceding it.


Mark the current cursor position.


Delete the text between the mark and the current cursor position, copying the deleted text to the cut buffer.


“Kill” (delete) from the cursor to the end of the line, copying the deleted text into the cut buffer.


“Yank” (paste) from the cut buffer into the command line, inserting it at the cursor location.

If the information being displayed is too long for your screen, the screen shows the “more” indication where the information breaks.

Display options within a more screen shows the keystrokes for controlling the display of information in a more screen.

Table 2. Display options within a more screen
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Exit more




Scroll down one whole screen.



Scroll up one whole screen.



Scroll down one-half screen.



Scroll up one-half screen.




<Down Arrow>

Scroll down one line.



<Up Arrow>

Scroll up one line.


Scroll down to the bottom of the output.


Scroll up to the top of the output.


Display detailed help for “more.”